DreamWorks Animation Confirms Trolls Sequel for April 2020
In October 2016, DreamWorks Animation invited you to ‘find your happy place’ with their 33rd animated feature, Trolls. Following the phenomenal success of the musical adventure-comedy, DreamWorks Animation has announced the as-yet unnamed sequel is set for release on April 10, 2020.
Whilst the creative team hasn’t been confirmed, the story for Trolls 2 (which is what I will call the sequel for the remainder of the article) has been written by the original Trolls writers, Jon Aibel and Glenn Berger, alongside Trolls co-directors, Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn. In an interview with Forbes, Dohrn, who is expected to return as director, is quoted as saying “we just tapped the surface of this Trolls universe”.
Mitchell, who definitely won’t return as co-director due to directing the Lego Movie sequel, further expanded on this with “…there’s so many more creatures and characters in the universe, and it’s really explored.”
Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake will reprise their roles as Poppy and Branch respectively.
No word yet on who, if any, of the incredible supporting cast members will return, which includes Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christine Baranski, Russell Brand, Gwen Stefani, John Cleese, James Corden, and Jeffrey Tambor.
The first Trolls film made a whopping $339 million worldwide, with a reported budget of $125 million, and this was up against Disney’s Moana.
It has also been a critical success, garnering Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Song with Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ (written with Max Martin and Shellback). In fact, JT actually performed the song to open the 89th Academy Awards in February of this year.
If you haven’t yet seen Trolls, I urge you to check out our review here and give it a watch. I guarantee you need the colourful positivity and wonderful mash-up soundtrack in your life!
3 years seems like a long wait, but I feel it will be worth it. And Pop Culture Pipe Bomb will make sure we bring you the latest Trolls 2 news as and when it arrives. In the meantime, check out Trolls on DVD / Blu-ray / Buy-On-Demand services and have a listen to the gloriously catchy Can’t Stop The Feeling below.